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McHenry County fire departments seeing shortage of young recruits

SPRING GROVE – McHenry County fire officials – like their counterparts across the country – are having a difficult time finding young recrui ...
March 24, 2017 - 11:50 pm

Company plans to make smartphones at former Motorola campus in Harvard

HARVARD – A smartphone maker plans to hire about 100 employees as it prepares to begin manufacturing at the long-vacant former Motorola camp ...
March 22, 2017 - 7:49 pm

McHenry County schools respond to lead water testing mandate

WOODSTOCK – WoodstockSchool District 200 tested its water sources in the fall to make sure there was no lead contamination.Because of a new ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:26 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Wonder Lake man sentenced to 8 years in prison for 6th DUI

WOODSTOCK – A Wonder Lake man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to his sixth drunken driving offense.Rob ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:31 am

Some McHenry County law enforcement officials unsure about Trump's order on immigration

President Donald Trump’s administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:12 am

Woodstock man pleads guilty to string of bank robberies

A Woodstock man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a string of bank robberies last year.Shawn M. Rank, 47, pleaded guilty in U.S. Dis ...
March 10, 2017 - 11:58 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Fire breaks out in Harvard's Starline Factory

HARVARD – The Starline Factory in Harvard was evacuated Saturday after a fire broke out in a paint booth on the west end of the building, a ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:23 pm

Pro-Trump 'Spirit of America' rally draws crowd, Woodstock counter rally

WOODSTOCK – In response to criticism aimed at President Donald Trump during his first month in office, “Spirit of America” rallies were held ...
March 4, 2017 - 11:15 pm

Harvard Retirement Home to close after 34 years in business

HARVARD – After 34 years in business, the Harvard Retirement Home will close its doors in the spring.Harvard residents Bill and Kathy Schack ...
March 3, 2017 - 11:54 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

39-year-old Harvard man killed in Walworth, Wisconsin crash

WALWORTH, Wis. – A Harvard man was killed in a two-car crash Thursday morning near Walworth, Wisconsin.About 6:44 a.m., Walworth County Sher ...
March 4, 2017 - 1:31 am

Harvard Area Community Health Center unveils dental clinic

HARVARD – Children in low-income families and adults with certain health conditions now have greater access to dental care in McHenry County ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:26 am

Harvard School Board names new high school principal

HARVARD – The Harvard District 50 School Board of Education has named a new high school principal.Current Principal Rob Zielinski plans to r ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:02 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

Harvard man convicted on drug, weapons charges could get new trial

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will determine whether a Harvard man convicted of drugs and weapons charges in 2014 will receive a new tr ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:14 am

Community Health Partnership to host open house for Harvard dental clinic

HARVARD – Community Health Partnership of Illinois will host an open house next week to celebrate the opening of a new dental clinic in CHP’ ...
Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:28 am

Huntley buys former Catty Corp. property as part of downtown revitalization program

HUNTLEY – Huntley has bought the former Catty Corp. property as part of the village’s effort to revitalize the downtown area. The village cl ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:38 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

McHenry County Mental Health Board considers partnership with local police

CARY – A new partnership between the Cary Police Department and McHenry County Mental Health Board might help residents in need get access t ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

Harvard High School conducts ceremony to honor local veterans

HARVARD – Emmett Blazer, 90, wants the younger generation to realize what a great country America is and veterans events are good place to s ...
Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:44 am

Crystal Lake benefit to raise money for Wonder Lake man with cancer

CRYSTAL LAKE – In the past few years, Travis Walters has had three major surgeries removing his thyroid gland, jugular vein and a blood clot ...
Jan. 28, 2017 - 12:10 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Former Harvard Mayor Frank Godo dies

HARVARD – Former two-term Harvard Mayor Frank Godo died Monday at age 80.Born Nov. 1, 1936, in Universal, Indiana, Godo was elected the city ...
Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:47 am

Route 14 crash sends 2 to hospital, police say

HARVARD – Two people were sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a crash north of Harvard, McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:00 am

Marengo mulls connecting to Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone

MARENGO – The city might consider joining the Harvard-Woodstock enterprise zone to attract businesses to the area as the Interstate 90 inter ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:56 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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